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TAYLOR YATES presents SELFISH, together with BECKY MAY, CHRISTINA WOLFGRAM, KELSEY NOLAN, ALYS VELAZQUEZ and JENNA ARAK

SELFISH is a cheeky memoir anthology, published biannually, that explores the notion of what our world would be like if women were encouraged to be selfish. Set to debut at the 2015 LA Art Book Fair, the first issue is a collection of 18 female authors and photographers showcasing their experiences. 

The very essence of the word "selfish" bears a negative connotation. For generations, women have silenced this urge in order to accommodate others. We want to take this culturally ingrained behavior and turn it on its head.

More than that, we encourage women to take pleasure in their expressions – to indulge in their art without obsessive concern for the reactions of others. SELFISH encourages creativity without consequences.

Taylor Yates is the editor-in-chief of SELFISH as well as development director of DUM DUM Zine. She began assembling the bits and pieces for the project over the summer of 2014, in the midst of promoting DUM DUM's fourth issue. With the help of her incredible friends and the contributions of talented female artists, Taylor has assembled the first of many issues to come in the hopes of cultivating a supportive creative community for women. For more, check out girlsgetselfish.com

Becky May is an editorial assistant for a trade publication in Los Angeles. She also freelances for Guerrero Howe writing profiles for C-level executives. Becky earned her BA in journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Despite her lack of photography skills she enjoys taking pictures. Like the saying goes, “pics or it didn’t happen.” 

Christina Wolfgram likes cuddling her Master’s degree in professional writing from USC. She recently worked with Los Angeles Magazine to launch their first ever car culture blog, L.A. Driver. Her work can be found on The Hairpin, xoJane, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, FunnyorDie, YouTube, and—once—in one of Russell Crowe’s tweets.

Kelsey Nolan lives and writes in Los Angeles. She received her Master’s in Professional Writing from USC and writes for various trade publications as well as Brit + Co. Her favorite things include burritos, bottom shelf wine, audiobooks and tiny things.

Alys Velazquez is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on poetry and short prose. She aims to create brutal yet tender work dripping with drugs, sex, shame and dark humor. She spends much of her time on both sides of the bar, haunting used bookstores and photographing her breakfast.

Jenna Arak is a writer, editor, and denizen of any bookstore's self-help section. Her writing has been featured on Salon, Thought Catalog, The Everygirl, The Muse, and more. She is also the editor of Career Contessa's CC Daily blog. She lives and writes in Pasadena.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027